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Flesh and Spirit.-Gal. v. 17.
From sin the other's free:
A constant warfare must maintain. 2 One loves to watch and pray,
And walk in Jesus' path;
And loves the road to death;
Flesh doth the old man satisfy.] 3 Christ, and him crucified,
The new man loves to view;
The old man will pursue;
The other hates his sovereign name. 4 The principle of grace
On Jesus puts the crown;
Would pull his glory down:
His right to reign the flesh denies. 5 Well, let old nature toil;
The warfare can't be long;
Through Christ we shall victorious prove, And live and reign with him above.
618. “ I will lead them in paths that they have not known.”—Isa. xlii. 16.
The path that Christians tread
They frequently must range;
Beset the soul by night and day. 2 We must not learn God's truth
As school-boys learn their task;
Against delusion's blast:
But dies when dreadful storms appear. 3 Christians oft pray for faith;
To trace God's beauties more;
And Jesus' name adore:
But 'tis through scenes of floods and fire. 4 [Sin, arm’d with all the spleen
Of enmity to God,
And scorns the Saviour's blood:
Beset and plunge the soul in shame. 5 To pray, he thinks too bold, While he in silence mourns;
His bones keep waxing old,
By reason of his groans; And by such means, though strange to tell,
The Lord will teach him Jesus well.] 6 When self and nature die,
And all our beauty's gone,
To trust in him alone;
And rest alone on sovereign grace. 7 Thus Jesus wears the crown:
We giadly trace the power,
And leads us to adore
619. “I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.”—Ps. xv. 19.
CREATURES are but vain at best;
Cannot perfect bliss create.
Carnal pleasures will resign;
They are thirsting to obtain. 3 Satisfied! not they indeed,
Till, with Christ their living Head,
4 [Heart and flesh may fail, 'tis true;
Sin and Satan plague them too!
Christ to banish from their sight. 5 For a season, they may be
Left at an uncertainty,
Scarcely know what they're about. 6 Yet they feel a panting mind
For a God supremely kind;
“The beart is deceitful above all things."—Jer. xvii. 8.
And calls her trash delicious sweets. 2 Young men and maidens, rich and poor,
Are pleased with her deceptive ore: There's scarce an eye that views the light,
But she can charm by day or night. 3 Nor are the vessels of the Lord
Free from the chirpings of this bird:
And make them like a drunkard reel. 4 Her nature's serpentine indeed;
Her strength could make a Sampson yield;
5 Good God! what can a mortal do,
With such a cursed, artful foe?
Nor let me to this monster bend.
My way to Zion to pursue;
621. « The carnal mind is enmity against God."-Rom. viii. 7. The carnal mind takes different ways, And different objects she surveys; She's pleased with things that suit her taste,
But hates the God of truth and grace. 2 No beauty in the Lord she views,
Nor is she charm’d with gospel-news;
The Man the Lord Jehovah sent.
The church's Wisdom, Life, and Head;
And wantons with his wounds and pains. 4 Whatever office Jesus bears,
Or in what glorious form appears,
Against him dreadful enmity.
And I've a carnal nature too,